By George Wier, Milton T. Burton

"With a virtually encyclopedic wisdom of the old underbelly of Galveston and a ringing consider for discussion, Long Fall From Heaven consists of us alongside on a sordid but seamless narrative of murderous mayhem." —Craig Johnson, writer of the Walt Longmire Mysteries

Cueball Boland and Micah Lanscomb—both ex-cops with bothered pasts—stumble into the trail of a serial killer. The assassin leads them into the darkish heritage of Galveston whilst the town used to be Texas’ Sin urban. The killer has roots sunk deep into that heritage, however the FBI and the outdated Galveston households don’t wish Cueball and Micah to unravel the crimes. hear heavily. There’s an echo of one other serial killer who stalked the town again in the course of global warfare II.

George Wier writes like he talks: Texan. within the Nineties he befriended the older novelist Milton T. Burton and the 2 turned shut neighbors. In 1998, Burton, nervous approximately his future health, informed Wier this tale and requested him to be his collaborator and primary author. the 2 pals talked from side to side, and Wier wrote the unconventional. in the meantime, impatient with the publishing undefined, George Wier has very effectively e-published his invoice Travis secret sequence. He performs classical violin and nation mess around, dabbles in paintings and images, and is a born promoter of all that he does. this is often his first trade-published novel. He lives in Austin, Texas along with his spouse Sallie.

Milton T. Burton (1947-2011) authored 4 crime novels released by way of Minotaur/Thomas Dunne. Like Wier, Burton used to be a lifelong Texan who breathed the Texas lingo. Burton were variously a cattleman, a political advisor, and a faculty historical past instructor. A cantankerous yet beneficiant guy, he loved writing and he cherished speaking to his pals, in particular George Wier. He died in December 2011.

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Not anything. “Follow me,” Cueball acknowledged. He stepped the size of the provision shop entrance walkway and paused on the nook. “That’s Vivian’s car,” Cueball acknowledged. “Aw hell. She’s early. yet I don’t see anyone else right here. ” Cueball fumbled for his radio and keyed the mic. “Morgan? ” Static got here again at him. “Morgan, for those who don’t solution me in approximately ten seconds, we’re moving into there. Viv’s automobile is the following. She’s early. ” extra static. “It’s your name, boss,” Micah acknowledged, and pumped a around into the chamber of this shotgun. “Hell,” Cueball stated and threw down the radio. “I don’t like this one damned bit. Something’s undesirable unsuitable. Let’s pass. ” Cueball stepped into the grass ditch among the lumber provide shop and the hotel car parking zone, which used to be empty yet for Vivian’s sedan. “I’ll kick the door in,” Micah stated. the 2 males stopped fifty ft clear of the hotel room door. A naked bulb glared beneath the eaves above the door. “You’ll kick it,” Cueball acknowledged, “but if it doesn’t cave, I’ll shoot the doorknob off. ” “There’ll be a sequence on it on the best. ” “Doesn’t matter,” Cueball acknowledged. “I’ll blow it off if i must. Hand me that 12-gauge. ” Micah traded weapons with Cueball. • • • Cueball stood to the part whereas Micah balanced on one leg like a karate grasp. He tucked the opposite leg up with reference to his torso, spun three-sixty and struck the door close to the knob with the top of his boot, bringing all his weight and muscle to endure. The door slammed open and Cueball rushed in sooner than Micah. the sunshine was once on within the room and there have been 4 males. All 4 regarded up in alarm. Cueball well-known Harrison Lynch, sitting in a chair clear of a folding desk, his palms at the back of him as though he have been handcuffed. Lynch’s face wore a glance of insane glee. His sandy blond hair swept again from his face sprouting from a special window’s top. It used to be an identical guy Cueball had busted all these years in the past in Dallas, yet this guy was once in his early forties now. not a punk child. “Who the hell are you? ” Cueball requested, elevating the barrel of the shotgun and aiming it at one of many males who had all started to upward thrust to his toes. “Hello, Mr. Boland, Mr. Lanscomb. My identify is Shane Robeling. FBI. ” “Bullshit,” Micah acknowledged. all the males on the desk started to achieve slowly for his or her id. Cueball spotted the stenciled “FBI” on every one in their jacket breasts. “Not so quickly, gentlemen,” Micah acknowledged. He had Cueball’s Mauser in his hand and from his stance and how he expert it at the males he intended company. The FBI brokers slowly withdrew their fingers. “I don’t understand if I’d threaten a federal agent, Mr. Lanscomb,” Robeling acknowledged. “The consequences may perhaps be... serious. ” “What the hell is occurring right here? ” Cueball requested. “We’ve acquired the fellow everyone is after in custody,” Robeling acknowledged. “Without his knife i feel he’s relatively risk free. ” Robeling placed his hand out to the desk and collected a knife and confirmed it to Cueball and Micah. ” “That feels like it can be the knife, alright,” Cueball acknowledged. “It’s the single he used on a tender prostitute named Ivy Greene. So what’s your plan?

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